Melissa grew up in Murrieta, CA. At the age of five, she began her dance training at the Young Californians Studio in Riverside, CA. During High School, she was a member of the Murrieta Valley Nighthawks Dance Team. After graduating High School, Melissa attended Brigham Young University in Provo, UT where she was a member of the Dance Ensemble Contemporary Dance Company. While attending BYU she taught for the University’s Children’s Creative Dance Program under the direction of Kathleen Sheffield. She also traveled with Brigham Young University’s Dance Department to China where she trained and preformed. After graduating college with a B.A. in Dance, Melissa taught at several dance studios in the Utah Valley and was a member of the Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company. Melissa is happily married to husband, Kasey and is the proud mommy of son Brody and daughter Scarlet.